The Dare 2b Blighted Windshell is a lightweight jacket promoted as suitable for many outdoor activities in great bright colours.
My first impression was that this jacket was very lightweight – always a great benefit. I liked the colour a lot (purple is my favourite at the moment). I’m normally a size 10, but I went for size 12, so I had the option of wearing another jacket underneath and it fitted me well.
The jacket has very few technical features, aside from some small reflective detail on the rear and sleeves. The elasticated cuffs were a little tight for me when wearing cycling gloves.
I found the wind-proofing minimal when wearing the Blighted Windshell. In fact, I ended up putting another jacket underneath it on my commute to and from work, but it was quite cold. Although not worn in heavy rain, I was out in a light rain shower and it initially beaded, but I would not want to be caught out in anything other than a very light shower in this. I would say the Dare 2b Blighted Windshell is a nice-looking lightweight jacket, which is good for cool fine days. It’s a good colour and fit at a great price.